Archaeological Sites

The sheer number of archaeological sites on the Maltese Islands sets their history apart from that of other Mediterranean destinations.

One site above all others is special to Malta - the Hypogeum, a labyrinth of underground chambers probably used as both a burial site and a temple. The Islands' temples qualify as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are open to the public.There are megalithic monuments, Bronze Age dolmens, Punic tombs, remains of Roman Villas and traces of prehistoric man, which defy explanation, such as the mysterious 'cart tracks'. For three millennia, from around 5200 B.C., the archipelago was home to a unique, temple-building civilisation. Malta and Gozo's temples are thought to be the oldest free-standing buildings known to man.

A good place to start your tour is at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta or the Hypogeum itself.


Is-Salib Standing Stone (Menhir)

Is-Salib Standing Stone (Menhir)

Triq Ir-Ramlija, Ħal Kirkop, Malta Is-Salib Standing Stone (Menhir) is a 10' high square-sectioned stone pillar. The name (meaning 'The Cross') refers to a cross that was once mounted on its top rather than to either of the two that can be seen engraved on its face near the base.
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Kordin III

Kordin III

Triq Il-Baċir, Paola, Malta Three prehistoric megalithic temples once stood at Corradino Heights overlooking the Grand Harbour. They have been named Kordin I, II and III. Today only one has survived the test of time - Kordin III.
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Mnajdra Temples

Mnajdra Temples

Triq Ħaġar Qim, Qrendi, QRD 2502, Malta Mnajdra sits tucked in a hollow in the cliffs on Malta’s southern coast. The site is probably the most atmospheric of all of Malta’s temples, as it lies in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of coast overlooking the isle of Filfla.
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San Pawl Tat-Tarġa Cart Ruts

San Pawl Tat-Tarġa Cart Ruts

Għaxqet L-Għajn, Ħal Għargħur, Malta The Cart Ruts on the Naxxar Gap (San Pawl tat-Tarġa) are spectacular when combined with the geology of the area. Located on the Great Fault line, the ruts themselves can be very narrow but still deep.
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Skorba Temples

Skorba Temples

St. Anne Square, Żebbiegħ Mġarr, MĠR 2210, Malta Skorba comprises two temple remains and was left untouched during the first two phases of archaeological digs at temple sites in the early 19th and 20th centuries.
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St. Agatha's Catacombs

St. Agatha's Catacombs

St. Agatha Street, Rabat, RBT 2020, Malta According to a strong local tradition, during the persecution of Christians decreed by the Roman Emperor Trajanus Decius (249-251 AD), St. Agatha fled from Sicily and took refuge in Malta.
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